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between federal, state, and local? >> it really is. right now as i'm talking to you, all of the local and state officials are here at fema right here in the room. so, no, there's perfect coordination at federal, state, and local level. in fact, if there's any good thing to come out of this -- emergency -- and information is abo absolutely superb. >> well, we caught about 75% of what you just said there. i know getting out by phone is very difficult. i'm going to let you go, congressman, i know you have a lot of work to do. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we're going to have more, of course, on the recovery efforts from sandy all throughout the hour and after the break. and if it's safe for you to do so, please feel free to share some photos that you've taken of sandy. tweet us using the hash tag msnbc tip, we might use them on air or online. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may
sparring over since a local radio host reported that mine employees told him anonymously the mine was closed for the romney event. now the fight only escalated when romney began using the video of the rally in a campaign ad. >> policies of the current administration's got is attacking my livelihood. >> the mine was closed. lost the pay they needed. all to be props in romney's commercial. >> in the latest on this ad war -- the coal group is firing back in another ad this week. >> absolute lies. that's what these coal miners had to say about barack obama's claim that they were forced to attend a campaign rally for. >> as you can see, even ohio is being sliced and diced into different things, different conversations. when you're in toledo, you are talking auto bailout. when you're in the southeastern part of the state, you're talking coal. >>> speaking of ads, spending on radio and tv ads has now passed the $800 million mark. of course, we're on page to reach $1 billion before it is election day. this is $1 billion just in the presidential race, folks. just in the presidential race.
. in federal spending in particular. federal government spending was up by 9.6%. state and local governments was relatively flat overall and helped offset things because that added up to total overall government spending but you dig through it, it's the consumer hanging in there. housing seems to have turned a corner but the business investment is the real problem and that's what people are focused on. luke, i will a send it back over to you. >> business still sitting on cal tall. we appreciate it. nix, chuck is back with the lowdown on the down ballot races. get your wonk on. a deep dive into the senate showdowns in the battlegrounds. don't want to miss that. "the daily shodelta "the daily rundown" will be back in 30 seconds. >>> we're back down with "the daily rundown" and bring back chuck. how are you sir? time for the deep dive. we're taking a break from the presidential race to look down the ballots. look, there's three big story lines out of the battle for the senate. democrats trying to make inroads in red state, indiana, missouri. there are republicans trying to flip some blue states
of people say purple. but if you look at the makeup of the general assembly and what's going on in local -- >> still easier to be a local republican, you think, and get elected than being a local democrat? >> well, of course, it depends on the state. i mean, if you're in northern virginia, it's hard to find a republican. if you get down where i live, it's hard to find a democrat with a search warrant. it's the tale of two states, as you're aware, chuck. >> but it's also culture. and i want to say something, a man you're close friends with, jim webb, in an exit interview i did with him, we talked about the specific issue that he thinks president obama is having. and if he weren't having it, this election would be over. here's what he told me. >> i will tell you, i said that directly to the president about two weeks ago. you know, how in the name of the lord can the democratic party, the party of andrew jackson, only be getting 28% of the white male working-class vote? >> what do you say to this? is this all culture? >> from my perspective, it's that because of the interest group politics
a local network might have a debate? >> we've accepted invitations from the local news stations. and i did go out on tv. we're getting a message out about the alternative the voters want. we sent unemployment sky rocketing in our district since wees been our congressman. in jansville, our hometown, it's more than tripled. and on the eastern side of the district, it's more than doubled. he needs to answer these questions. >> and the unemployment, why is that congressman's fault and not president obama's? >> we've seen paul ryan point out in his convention speech he tried to lay the blame of opposing the gm plan at the feet of president obama. there's a disturbing pattern of dishonesty coming from the vice presidential nominee that people haven't seen in the past. he's certainly supported policies in washington, d.c., to allow companies to export these jobs overseas. we need to make sure that he comes back and answers the question why does he support these policies? why do you support free trade deals and not fair trade deals? >> do you believe you're getting enough support from the democrat
deduction, charitable deduction, state and local. these are tax expenditures but no one thinks they are loopholes. they were done for good policy reasons. >> you don't think the president should stake out boles-simpson as a. >> the president said very nice things about the little talk i gave and the president has said he is not going to support anything that is the top ray. he agrees with me. >> want to raise the top rate? >> no -- the more revenues you get from the high end by not lowering and even going back to the clinton, the less in terms of tax expenditures you need dom one and the more revenues you have. when people say look, we will make it up, closing loopholes, easy to say, that's what everyone has said that's what romney has said what ryan has said. unfortunately, that's what boles simpson said you the idea a little more. when you start delineating how to do it. >> saying it is politically impossible? >> not just politically impossible it is substantively impossible, mathematically impossible, unless you cut middle class expenditures on sort of things that we believe
and localities having to do with fracking and you want to expand energy. it sounds like romney would be on your side on some of these things and the stereotype would be the president wouldn't be on your side with some of these things. >> the president has been. the president asked to look into fracking and found it was safe if done properly. you have to make sure like with any industrial process you don't want people making mistakes. if you look at what inexpensive natural gas has done our co 2 emissions are down where they were during eisenhower's presidency. we are half the way towards achieving protocol even though we didn't vote to accept it. many ways it is a game changer. it is cheaper and creates jobs and cleaner for the air. >> and then colorado will have a boom. >> we are one of the top states for natural gas. president obama says all of the above. we need solar and wind and inexpensive natural gas. >> epa is on your side? >> absolutely. >> you will be in the audience tonight? >> absolutely. wouldn't miss it for the world. >> the first of three colorado governors that we have on this s
you do nearly 12 hung interviews in a couple of months, eventually you're going to see a local reporter embarrass himself. >>> romney will take questions on thursday night at the winter green resort in virginia where he even did debate prep on an indoor tennis court we're told. he's in florida for more debate prep. >> joe biden is one of the best debaters we have seen in modern politics, he's been doing this 40 years, he ran for president twice and for vice president. this is my first time on a substantial stage. >> ryan is reviewing biden's 2004 debate with sarah palin. on monday ryan attacked what he says is the democrats strategy now. >> i really think that because they had such a bad debate that joe is going to come flying at us. it seems their new strategy is to basically call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully with enough mud slinging, people will get demoralized and they can win by default. >> vice president biden has also been reviewing video of ryan's speeches in interviews and he's also reading ryan's book now. >> what i have been doing mostly is q
as we know it from the state department. at 8:30 p.m. local, the streets are calm as ambassador stevens says good night to a viz siing turkish diplomat. answer agent sees a large number of men flowing into the compound and immediately puts out on alarm. a security act hustles the ambassador and others to a bunker inside the residence. the attackers then spray diesel newly igniting the building, trapping the men inside, unable to see or breathe through the heavy smoke. they now know that one security agent escapes through a window. later the american security detail finds the body of shaun smith who died of smoke inhalation, but is unable to locate ambassador stevens and in fact does not find him until his body turns up hours later in a hospital after the staff there dials numbers on ambassador stevens' cell phone to identify him. survivors escape in an armored vehicle through heavy fire. as night goes on, a team of re-enforcements from the tripoli embassy arrive at the annex the survivors are evacuated on two charter flights over the next two hours. at today's hearings, led by house ove
until he arrives in long island tomorrow. a half hour trip sunday to a local campaign oh office he delivered pizzas and made phone calls to volunteers. >> i wanted to call and say thank you. i'm over at the williamburg office and i know you have been working so hard for the campaign. >> senator john kerry who is playing romney in the debate prep has been spotted carrying a massive binder, multicolored tabs. the presidential campaign says that we will find an aggressive president in round two. >> ed gillespie responded so that on fox. >> even if he changes his style, and whatever political tactic the president settles on is being in the best interest, he can't change his record and he can't change his policies. >> romney has hunkered down at home in massachusetts after a weekend swing in which he claimed what he called a kresh shen doe of enthusiasm for his campaign. >> about a week ago i had a debate and i did enjoy myself. you know, sometimes in debates the moderators are jumping in and asking questions to try and get you off track but this moderator let us speak about issues that
for the presidency. go vote in your local elections, votes. that's what hits home even more. it drives me nuts when people say why should i bother? it matters who your state rep or who the school person is or the ballot initiative. anyway, stick around, guys i want to talk more mourdock. and how many times has ohio not vetted for the winner in the presidential election? the answer is two. in 1944 ohio went for dewey over fdr and in 1960. by the way, that '44 race, a historical connection in this campaign. 1960 ohio picked nixon, the last person to win the white house without winning ohio. the website just got a makeover, msn msnbc.com. check out the blog. we add stuff to it all of the time. you're watching msnbc. we'll be right back. ill have a . [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] did you know that the single cap of gain gives as much freshness as a whole bottle of that
a break from a more low key debate schedule. he delivered pizzas to the local campaign office where he also called some volunteers and did a little joking about his own debate prep. >> basically they are putting me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> as romney and obama hunkered down, their surrogates are fan ing out across the country today. the first lady, ohio. that's where early voting begins today. biden is in north carolina. march koe rubio brackets the president's visit in vegas. paul ryan kicks off a bus tour of the buckeye state. >> i was teaching the kids the song on the way over here. >> we screw that up. of course, he's in iowa. not ohio. in an interview, romney was pressed for specifics on his tax plan. after ryan said on fox news on sunday the math would take too long to explain. >> you could say everybody is going to get up to a $70,000 deduction and can use your charitable deduction or home mortgage deduction or others. and you can fill that bucket if you will, the $17,000 bucket that way and higher income people might have a lower n
to romney's state director and the local chair. here's how they see the race. >> we've got a lot of people who voted for obama in '08 who were independents in our victory centers saying i'm trying to make up for my vote in '08. >> the energy that's building among the democratic base and among those independents who supported the president four years ago, that's happening again right now. >> and so you get a sense that both sides feel confident. it's really hard to tell, chuck, which way it will go because as we went block by block, we saw u a lot of energy on both sides, so it's about repeating for democrats. about trying to get back to tradition for republicans. chuck? >> we're going to do this one county at a time if we're lucky. there are not that many swing counties in the battleground states. thank you very much. >>> the world bank has cut its outlook for china. becky quick is here. i imagine fear of china in slow growth will spook the markets today? >> that's what's happening, chuck. we've been watching this morning. we've been coming in near five-year highs. this among, it's a littl
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